The unofficial end of summer is upon us, with Labor Day weekend somehow already here. It feels like Memorial Day and Independence Day just happened.
Labor Day was created to honor the American labor movement, and what better way to celebrate than taking some time off for hot dogs, hamburgers, the beverage of your choice and the perfect summer cookout soundtrack.
Listen to these songs while you’re actively NOT working. The tracks will remind you of what you could be doing instead, and you’ll be even more grateful that you have the day off.
THE BEATLES - "A HARD DAY'S NIGHT"
Most depressing lyric: "It's been a hard day's night, and I've been working like a dog."
BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN - "WORKING ON THE HIGHWAY"
Most depressing lyric: "I work for the county out on 95; all day I hold a red flag and watch the traffic pass me by."
LYNYRD SKYNYRD - "WORKIN' FOR MCA"
Most depressing lyric: "Want you to sign your contract; want you to sign today."
DIRE STRAITS - "MONEY FOR NOTHING"
Most depressing lyric: "We got to install microwave ovens, custom kitchen deliveries. We got to move these refrigerators, we gotta move these color TV's."
HUEY LEWIS & THE NEWS - "WORKIN FOR A LIVIN"
Most depressing lyric: "Some days won't end ever and some days pass on by. I'll be working here forever, at least until I die."
RUSH - "WORKING MAN"
Most depressing lyric: "Well, I get up at seven, yeah, and I go to work at nine. I got no time for livin'; Yes, I'm workin' all the time."
LOVERBOY - "WORKING FOR THE WEEKEND"
Most depressing lyric: "Everybody's working for the weekend; everybody wants a little romance."
ALAN JACKSON, JIMMY BUFFETT - "IT'S 5 O'CLOCK SOMEWHERE"
Most depressing lyric: "I'm gettin' paid by the hour, and older by the minute, my boss just pushed me over the limit."
THE BANGLES - "MANIC MONDAY"
Most depressing lyric: "Have to catch an early train, got to be to work by nine. And if I had an air-o-plane, I still couldn't make it on time."